Add a flavour of France to your sketchbook!
Fabulous workshops, holidays and online courses
Workshops and holidays with British artist Annette who is bilingual and resident in France
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COMMENTS & QUESTIONS
Thank you for stretching us, Annette. A completely new style (Faux Stained Glass) for me. What a wonderful day.
Enjoyed a great 4 day sketching holiday with Annette in Quarante, France. Excellent tuition with useful exercises and tips. I think I became a little more colourful!! Annette is very organised, inspirational and enthusiastic. The bed and breakfast accommodation with Annika was “palatial” but so relaxed and comfortable that it was like staying with an old friend. I would recommend this holiday to all sketchers. Kaye
If you look for a day that can make you completely happy, then join a sketching class with Annette Morris – it was so much fun, also lovely relaxing, surrounded by nice people, it was just great! It was like playing golf, only much better! Thank you so much and hopefully I can join another class soon again!
Annette is a wonderful teacher and has a great style. She is relaxed, fun to be with, and very helpful. I highly recommend her!
The instructor did an excellent job explaining her process and my initial drawing proportions were better than usual for me. I will try her techniques on other drawings.
I’m a novice, and have been to some of Annette’s classes recently. She’s a kind and patient teacher. If you want to try sketching in a supportive space, I can recommend Annette’s sessions.
I spent a wonderful day in Montpellier at one of Annette’s beginner workshops. I’m amazed at how much I learned in just a few hours. Annette is a great teacher and really made me feel comfortable – I have gone from thinking “I just can’t draw”, to “I CAN, and it’s fun!”. Annette gave so many useful little tips along the way, which made all the difference to my feeling capable and wanting to continue sketching. Added bonus: I now have a lovely souvenir of the beautiful Montpellier architecture!
I went with very low expectations but a secret hope that I might actually be able to do this – Annette said everyone can draw – and she is right!! I did and I can!! Thank you Annette for giving me the confidence to just go for it . We were so lucky that we had a beautiful sunny day (and a fab lunch sitting outside ) Lagrasse is a fabulous location to sketch too.. Annette makes you feel totally at ease and it was lovely to go with 3 other fun lovely women too ! Looking forward to more classes please soon
Great sketching workshop in Capestang – learned some interesting techniques for future projects. Thank you, Annette! 😃
I’ve been meaning to say thank you; I don’t think I would have had the courage to make this painting (Keifer’s Dream) if we’d not done our splashing session together.
Thank you again for making my holiday so interesting.
It was fantastic, I love her style. I was able to follow along (barely), and got a reasonable sketch at the end.
I enjoyed my holiday near Beziers very much.
Annette is an excellent teacher, supportive and attentive to each student’s needs.
I produced better pictures than I had anticipated but my holiday was absolutely crucial for me in deciding the direction in which I wanted my art to go. I shall always be very grateful to Annette for that.
I thoroughly recommend Annette’s informal courses. Great for beginners like me. I took art at school but that’s where it stopped. Thanks for the encouragement Annette
I really enjoyed the workshop with Annette! She’s so friendly and she knows how make you feel confident 🙂 (even if you never sketched before…)
It was a lovely day!! I look forward to the next one!
Thank You Annette!!
Nous avons passé un week-end formidable avec Annette à Bizes Minervois les 17 et 18 octobre : Annette nous a guidées avec fermeté et une grande gentillesse pour des exercices très variés et nous a fait découvrir des techniques nouvelles. merci beaucoup Annettte et à la prochaine fois !
The most patient, encouraging and talented teacher there is. A micro grain of creativity will be rooted out by Annette and hey presto…. a new world of art and fun.
My wife Heather started zoom sketching classes with Annette Morris of Sketch Languedoc during the lockdowns in the UK. She was thrilled with how quickly Annette’s teaching yielded results. However, nothing is as much fun as being outside in the fresh air in a beautiful Covid safe setting. If you are in the area, don’t miss her brilliant workshops or sign up for her Zoom classes online.
We are both so delighted with our time spent with you. We so appreciate your kindness, patience and encouragement! You are awesome!
Many thanks to Annette for a great introduction to sketching last Saturday in Montpellier. A day packed with information, advice and encouragement. A much needed boost to my confidence. Can’t wait for the next one! 💕💕💕
Frequently Asked Questions
Any! You don't need any previous drawing experience to join and enjoy these workshops. Each workshop is step-by-step. If you already have sketching and painting experience, there will be plenty to help you progress your skills further, and rapidly expand your personal 'sketching toolbox'!
Not many! Recommended 'go to' items are listed in the workshop description and as long as you have a sketchbook and something to draw with, you'll be able to get started!
The online workshops are self-paced classes and once purchased, access to all lessons will be yours indefinitely!
Upcoming Events › Sketching France
List of Events
A relaxing creative day out at Château Canet near Carcassonne! This beautiful family-run wine and olive domaine is a perfect location to relax and sketch. Ideal for beginners and wine-lovers - price includes cellar tour, 3 course lunch and wine. https://annettemorris.art/event/sketch-picnic-at-chateau-canet-may-2022/
A virtual meet-up with members of the Sketching France group! See http://facebook.com/groups/sketchingfrance.online/events
Treat yourself to a sketching weekend in this vibrant, cultural and historic city - you won't regret it! https://annettemorris.art/event/magnificent-montpellier
A relaxing creative day out at Château Canet near Carcassonne! This beautiful family-run wine and olive domaine is a perfect location to relax and sketch. Ideal for beginners and wine-lovers - price includes cellar tour, 3 course lunch and wine. https://annettemorris.art/event/sketch-picnic-at-chateau-canet-june-2022/
One event on 25/06/2022 at 10:00
This incredible city and UNESCO heritage site is the location for a great weekend of travel sketching. Ideal for beginners, solo travellers, photographers and foodies. https://annettemorris.art/event/medieval-carcassonne/
Sketch Béziers - one of the oldest cities in France! Discover the incredible architecture, the Canal du Midi, café culture and beautiful markets. You'll explore the city like a local! https://annettemorris.art/event/urban-sketching-beautiful-beziers/
In this short weekend break indulge in a glorious getaway full of colour in the bustling port town of Capestang, Canal du Midi.
A weekend break based at La Calade in the historic village of Montouliers – located in the heart of Languedoc's Minervois wine-growing region. https://annettemorris.art/event/french-vineyard-views/
A relaxing creative day out at Château Canet near Carcassonne! This beautiful family-run wine and olive domaine is a perfect location to relax and sketch. Ideal for beginners and wine-lovers - price includes cellar tour, 3 course lunch and wine. https://annettemorris.art/event/sketch-picnic-at-chateau-canet-september/
Enjoy a short break in this beautiful city and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from international USk instructor and British artist Ian Fennelly September 2022. https://annettemorris.art/event/workshops-in-france-with-ian-fennelly-september-2022/
For details see the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/urbansketcherslanguedoc/events